Should Christians Work (Sorry, Minister) for Free?

Ed Cyzewski has an interesting piece up at The High Calling asking if Christians ought to be paid less because their work is “ministry”: It makes me wonder if Christians unintentionally undervalue each other’s work when asking for the family discount. In some cases we have confused freebies with ministry, as if adding money to [Read More...]

The Power of Evil

This seems like an appropriate day to post this: Richard Mouw, former president of Fuller Theological Seminary and prominent evangelical philosopher and theologian, thinks about Halloween and the power of evil (in his typically nuanced way) in First Things: My parents were Evangelicals, but they always enjoyed Halloween. My father was a pastor, and he and [Read More...]

Siblings – and Genius

Anyone with a sibling knows that siblings are competitive at times – and apparently, that doesn’t diminish for poets and other literary figures – but sometimes, that competition can spur us on to great things. Casey N. Cep wrote a piece for The Poetry Foundation’s blog about literary siblings: The persistence of the rumor reflects the [Read More...]

Does Anyone Take a Day of Rest Anymore?

Amy Julia Becker published a great piece on her blog thinking about Andy Crouch’s new book Playing God– about power– and the Sabbath. In her piece, Becker asks: are there any Christians who take a day of rest anymore? My soul is restless, even though God has invited me to rest in the truth, love, and [Read More...]


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